Volkswagen T-Roc R review

Manufacturer price from:£38,450
What Car? Target Price£36,236
Volkswagen T-Roc R front - blue with German plates
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Introduction

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From Cain and Abel to Liam and Noel, there are plenty of examples of sibling rivalries getting seriously heated. And the Volkswagen T-Roc R is involved in a fight that fits with that tradition.

You see, it’s one of the most affordable sports SUVs you can buy, so is competing for sales with two other models from the VW Group: the Audi SQ2 and Cupra Ateca.

What’s more, due to those family ties, all three use the mechanicals from Volkswagen’s flagship Golf R hot hatch: the same 296bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, four-wheel drive system and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The $64,000 question, then, is does the T-Roc R make the best use of those mechanicals, putting a bigger smile on your face than its sister cars, while remaining usable for the everyday grind?

That’s what we’ll be considering in this review, along with how the T-Roc R stacks up in areas like practicality, quality and fuel economy.

And of course, if you do decide to buy a T-Roc R, or any of its rivals, make sure you check out our New Car Buying section before you do so, because we could potentially save you thousands without the hassle of haggling.

How much is it?

RRP price £38,450
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Price
£36,236
What Car? PCP
£364
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Volkswagen T-Roc R boot - blue LHD
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